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The Longest Yard For The Food Chain

As food safety legislation heats up, shippers can enhance the security of their supply chains - and reduce costs - by turning their attention to yard management solutions. »


E-Commerce & Multi-Channel Fulfillment: Supply Chain Flexibility Key to Meeting Changing Demands

Flexibility is Mandatory for Online Retailers »


Managing Risk with Restricted (Denied) Party Screening

If your company engages in global trade, you know that you have no choice but to screen every party to an export transaction. The Patriot Act and many government agencies require you to "know your customer"-as well as the banks, carriers and freight forwarders you do business with.Screening price... »


The Men's Wearhouse: Creating an Efficient Supply Chain from Supplier to Store

To remain competitive and respond to business growth, retailers will overhaul entire distribution operations by consolidating, evaluating and implementing new systems and procedures. The Men's Wearhouse used best in class processes to significantly reduce labor and inventory costs, improve... »


Finding the KPIs for Yard Management

Yard management is a critical linkage in logistics management practices, and has a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the supply chain. Many of the yards still rely on manual processes to manage the operations, creating a visibility gap such that accurate and timely data cannot be... »


The Post-Tsunami Supply Chain All-Stars | Who Recovered the Fastest and How?

Many will not forget the sights of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. These natural disasters tested Japan and the manufacturing prowess upon which the country had been built. Unfortunately, the manufacturing methods that led to glorious growth in post-war Japan are what led to... »


Integrating Contract Packaging into Logistics Operations

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line. To satisfy retailer requirements, however, these identical products are wrapped, sealed, tied and packed in dozens, even hundreds, of different ways for presentation on the retail shelf. Consumer packaged... »


How Enabling Supply Chain Visibility Can Improve the Bottom Line

Learn the four key steps to enabling global visibility in this insightful white paper.  "Cheaper, better, faster" has always been the mantra for manufacturing organizations.  The current economic situation has brought the pressure to run a lean organization to a new level.  As... »


Consumer Goods Manufacturers Seek Greater Supply Chain Flexibility

Global economic and demographic changes are transforming the growth and operational strategies of retailers and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers. Retailers' new methods of attracting customers create supply chain challenges for manufacturers. Learn about strategies FMCG manufacturers... »


Inbound Logistics: 10 Common Traps and Pitfalls

Many companies are turning to third-party partners to help them transform inbound logistics from a cost center into a competitive advantage. But regardless of whether you are addressing the challenges in house or seeking external help, there are numerous potential pitfalls. This white paper... »


Seven Reports Every Supply Chain Executive Needs

Do you need easy, on-demand access to the information required to drive change and improve supply chain performance? Learn how IBM Cognos solutions can harness data from multiple systems, wrapping the critical information into easy-to-understand reports that help you identify and respond to trends... »


Bar Coding Ensures Accuracy for Automotive Supplier

Johnson Controls (JCI) speeds its aftermarket car parts to customers like Mopar, Toyota, and DaimlerChrysler in 48 hours or less. Recently, a new automated inventory management and shipping system installed at JCI has helped to improve service. For customers like Mopar, JCI keeps several years'... »


How a Fortune 500 CPG Company Saved $12M by Reexamining Its Ocean Spending

When transportation and commodity costs rise like they did from 2006 through 2008, many companies examine their logistics spending to look for ways to save money. Should they switch carriers? Should they find alternative sources closer to home? Are carriers actually charging the agreed-upon... »


Logistics Support for Trade Promotions: How Poor Planning Undermines the Profitability of CPG Promotions

Trade promotions, a marketing staple of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, are a big, messy management challenge.  Poor coordination across functions can cripple the efficiency of the logistics team, which relies on timely receipt of accurate information to minimize warehousing, labor... »


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